Unemployed? Unique ways to up-skill
Given the current circumstances with Covid-19, you may be faced with redundancy, reduced working hours and stuck at home in isolation. Using this spare time could be a career-defining opportunity to upskill.
When you’re asked interview questions you’ll be able to demonstrate initiative and stand out from the crowd with your proactive approach. Now is the time to design your own menu! Invest in yourself, learn a new skill, master a craft, nurture your intellect.
Where to start… A Google search, a YouTube video or perhaps a Reddit thread - you name it, the internet has plenty of resources and inspiration. Whichever you choose there will no doubt be a tutorial or how-to guide.
We’ve compiled a list of some great online resources to get you thinking….
It’s been around for a while but the novelty of completing a daily challenge doesn’t diminish. With over 90 languages to choose from Duolingo provides a fun environment to help you learn a new language. Download it from the App Store and you’ll be fluent in no time. ¿bueno?
Why Duolingo: many fine dining establishments and venues like hospitality staff that can speak a second language, it helps them build rapport with a wider customer base.
Google Digital Garage:
Why Google Digital Garage: develop skills outside of your hospitality background, this can segway you into other areas of helping run a restaurant.
A vast range of thought-provoking content personalised just for you? At an average length of 18 minutes, why not break up your day with a talk on something that throws a curveball at your regular thought process. Curate your own list or see here for the twenty best ones to get you started.
Why Ted Talks: Hear from specialists, you can spend hours surfing inspirational Ted Talks on any topic that interests you.
With thousands of courses, LinkedIn Learning is a great place to start, search for courses such as: software, skills, specialist subjects or personal development. Maybe you want to learn Photoshop 101? Or start building a career path into sales management for a large hospitality group? Perhaps a crash course on SEO writing? The first month is free, so have a browse, build a curriculum and get started today.
Why LinkedIn Learning: develop your business acumen by taking a course on managing a small business, introductory accounting and finance, human resources and marketing, these courses are great for helping juniors who want to progress into management roles.